Michael A. Sisti

Author, Lecturer, Consultant

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Addressing the Nation’s Transportation Needs

Every vehicle in Thailand, regardless of its intended purpose is frequently used to transport people. And apparently, there are no safety rules. For instance, in the US we have infant car seats that can withstand a high speed head-on collision. And toddlers must be in one of those car seats. (In a previous post, I showed an infant being carried in a spackle bucket on the arm of a motorcycle passenger.) In Thailand, if you can fit in or on a vehicle, you’re good. Except of course if you’re an American. Then if you’re not wearing a seat belt, you’re subject to a “fine” payable in cash, with no receipt provided.┬áKids in America wear helmets while riding trikes on the sidewalk. In Thailand, it seems only foreigners wear helmets. And driving on roads is not required.

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